32 Lives Lets You Use 32-Bit Plugins In 64-Bit Applications

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SoundRadix has released 32 Lives – a 32-bit to 64-bit Audio-Units adapter, designed to let you used 32-bit plugins in virtually all 64-bit Audio-Units host applications.


  • Creates 64-bit adapter plug-ins for your 32-bit only Audio Units plug-ins
  • Transparently loads your legacy TC PowerCore, Abbey Road, URS and other plug-ins into Logic Pro X and other 64-bit Audio Units compatible DAW’s.
  • Fully compatible with older sessions, loads all presets, parameters and automation
  • Ultra-low latency and high CPU efficiency
  • GUI workflow is transparent and doesn’t require additional clicks and windows
  • Compatible with Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3, Final Cut Pro X, Garageband X, Live 9, Digital Performer 8, Studio One 2, Audition CC, and Tracktion 4.
  • Compatible with OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks

Note: 32 Lives is a Mac-Intel only application, requiring Mac OS X 10.7.5 or above and an internet connection for authorization.

32 Lives is priced at $99. A free demo version is also available. See the SoundRadix site for details.

20 thoughts on “32 Lives Lets You Use 32-Bit Plugins In 64-Bit Applications

    1. Been using Jbridge for a long time in both Ableton and Studio One. Works like a charm. Dont really se what should make this better. And with Jbridge you can bridge form 64 to 32 bit also.

      1. Jbridge only supports vsts, this is for AU’s for those stuck in a land that only supports AU’s, i.e. those only using logic

        1. I say we keep pestering Apple with e-mails to release an update for Logic X so we can use 32-bit plugins or we’ll keep using Logic 9. They’re bound to give in sooner or later because the few improvements to Logic X do not justify the lack of integration of those sweet free plugins we’ve amassed that only come in 32-bit Until they fix that I’ll just stick to Logic 9.

          1. Mmmm I think it’s more along the lines of adapt or die. Technology is going to continue moving forward, embrace the 64bit world cause I promise you, 32 bit support is going away with the rotary telephone.

  1. This is a simpler solution for AU. I’ve tried the demo. It worked but was still a little flakey, which I’ll email them about. This looks very promising.

  2. I know I’m dreaming, but it would be nice if the DAW developers would include a 32/64 bridge as part of their software packages. But that aside, it is nice that other developers are making these tools available. For folks with high-dollar plugs that were bricked with the jump to 64 bits, $99 isn’t too much to ask.

    Another option I hear mentioned often is Plogue Bidule– which for a similar price seems quite versatile. However, it does present a somewhat “rich” learning curve.

    I like that “32 Lives” can be pronounced two different ways: like a cat with 23 bonus lives, or like Elvis Lives.

  3. Been using it since beta and found it to work exceptionally well and with little to no learning curve or extensive set up. It just wraps the plugs and they open in Logic X as normal. Gave an extended life to my copy of Vember Audio Surge and several Waldorf products. I imagine there are plug-ins that will cause problems but so far on my set up there hasn’t been any.

  4. I won’t use a 32-bit bridge, the onus isn’t on me to comply. 18 months I took the plunge and moved to full 64-bit – with no 32-bit hacks or mods. This also involved dumping 90% of my plug-ins and software. The result has been a fast, stable, streamlined system that I can use solidly inside out – something has to be 64-bit and very special to get into my workflow today – and I’m the better for that. I realised I am far too creative to waste my time trying to be retro-grade – it isn’t productive. My advice is move on and don’t look back.

  5. I am using this since many months in Logic Pro X and it´s unbelievably great! There are still many plugins out there for which no 64-bit version exists due to companies going out of business and 32 Lives resurrects them all. A total no-brainer regarding what it can do for you if you e.g. still need to access old archived songs. Highly recommended.

  6. I’m a happy jbridge user. I’m shocked someone hasn’t bought him out and incorporated it into their product (*cough*Ableton).

    1. Im just shocked more hosts havent taken him up on his offer. On his site he has instructions and contact information if any host developer wants to have direct jbridge support built in to their host for bridging so users dont have to manually do it. The only host to support it is Sonar.

      So theres no reason for hosts to buy him out when he basically offers up the technology to them for free if they just tell their users to buy his 15eur software, its a win win, they dont have to write a bridge and he gets a little kick back

      1. Both Ableton and Logic went 64-bit with no looking back. I think they have a reason for that – any system is as stable and responsive as the weakest link ( a 32-bit plugran on a 32-bit to 64-bit patcher on a 64-bit system – for low-latency sound that is a heap of pain to avoid) – it is better to let people find independent solutions to that problem which isn’t on their radar, nor future map.

  7. I have downloaded the demo and for me – a Mac user – this seems better than jBridge. jBridge seems to be better for PC owners, but for my taste, I get fed up with the pop-up appearing all the time.

    32 LIves seems a much more ‘professional’ product and I like having the choice as to which 32-bit AUs I include.

    I need to do more testing but, it looks like I will be buying the full version

  8. I think it’s inevitable that in the future buyers of this are going to wonder why they blew $99 when all those 32bit develeopers have finally released their 64 bit versions.

    1. @steve: I think you have missed the point – there are a bunch of developers who are out of business and therefore will never release any 64-bit versions at all. I am stilly happily using Steinbergs X-Phraze, which will never see any 64-bit version, since it was abandoned years ago, just like Virtual Guitarist, Pro-53 etc. etc. These plugins are all very capable of delivering good sounds – and being able to still use them for a while is well worth the 99$.

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